Hypothyroidism

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 26 - About 255 Essays
  • Good Essays

    Paper On Hypothyroidism

    • 1286 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism, also known as an underactive thyroid, refers to a lack of thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone affects the activity of almost every organ and tissue in the body. The thyroid gland, located in the medial, inferior portion of the cervical region, lateral and ventral to the trachea, helps to regulate the body’s metabolism, heart rate, and energy levels (“Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)”, WebMD 1). Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from some form of thyroid disease, and almost 60 percent of these individuals do not realize their condition (“General Information”, 2016). Around ten million Americans develop hypothyroidism, a relatively common disease, in their lifetime (Norman…

    • 1286 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Causes Of Hypothyroidism

    • 403 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is underactive. In its underactive state, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone (T3 and T4). When these hormones are not produce adequately to meet the bodies need, it can have major effects on the other chemical that sustains the body, affects the metabolism system, the cardiac system and the body as a whole. Causes of hypothyroidism include, radiation therapy, treatment for hyperthyroid, autoimmune disease, thyroid surgery,…

    • 403 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Essay On Hypothyroidism

    • 1472 Words
    • 6 Pages

    My Hypothyroidism At eleven years old I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and it has affected me in many ways. This is an ongoing disorder with no cure that my mom and myself deal with everyday. My mom was diagnosed at 36 years old after the birth of her second child and before she was pregnant with me. First, Hypothyroidism is the underactive thyroid disease (American Thyroid Association). In this paper I discuss my symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment plan and how it relates to others suffering…

    • 1472 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Hypothyroidism in Adolescents, Adults, and The Elderly Hypothyroidism, commonly referred to as underactive thyroid disease, is a disorder where the thyroid gland in a person’s body slows its production of hormones. This in turn causes a person’s body to create less energy, therefore making that person’s metabolism exceptionally lethargic and unresponsive. Studies show that, over 1/10 of the U.S. population alone suffer from hypothyroidism. There are many different theories on what exactly…

    • 850 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Hypothyroidism the Silent Disease Apolinar Quistian Greenville Technical College Author Note This Paper was prepared for Medical Terminology 102, section 005, taught by the Instructor Amy Snow. Abstract This paper explores Hypothyroidism, and how it affects the patient diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (HT-H) Hypothyroidism the Silent Disease There are many Diseases in our world today, but overall diseases a fascinating one is Hypothyroidism (HT-H).…

    • 588 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Hypothyroidism Case Study

    • 289 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Diganostic criteria for hypothyroidism is based on symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure the level of TSH and the level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. The high level of TSH and low level of thyroid hormones as known as free T4 level indicate an underactive thyroid hormone or hypothyroidism. When the thyroxine level is low, the pituitary gland produces TSH to stimulate thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormone. TSH tests play an important role in managing hypothyroidism.…

    • 289 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Hypothyroidism Tiffany Lewis Mod F Everest University Mr. Todd 7/10/2016 Abstract In this essay, I will be discussing the definition of hypothyroidism. As well as the causes of hypothyroidism and ages that it affects. The treatments for and how to help care for the people that have the condition. The condition is very serious and can cause death. I am going to talk about the effects of the condition on the human body. We also are going learn about the condition more in depth. Hypothyroidism…

    • 817 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    After using a search engine, I researched the differences between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism. Although, many people might confuse the terms due to their similarities in their spellings. There are many differences between them but the main difference, in my opinion, is the change in the production of the gland activity, Underactive vs Overactive Thyroid glands respectively. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. This means that the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid…

    • 289 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Cretinism: also known as congenital hypothyroidism effects about 1 in 4000 babies. Cretinism is a situation induced by an insufficiency of thyroid hormone at birth and during minority, as a ensue of abnormal evolution of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland becomes unbalanced or defective often due to an iodine imperfection. If untreated, can result in mild to severe impairment of both physical and mental growth and development. Cretinism can also cause mental deterioration, swelling of the…

    • 275 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    Hypothyroidism

    • 621 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Hypothyroidism is a disease in which the thyroid gland is unable to yield enough of specific, crucial hormones. Therefore, the normal equity of chemical reactions in the body is thrown off. Symptoms rarely appear in the early stages, but as the disease progresses, many signs appear; they also differ depending on the severity. All symptoms tend to develop slowly. These signs and symptoms include: fatigue, unexplained weight gain, puffy face, muscle weakness, aches, tenderness, and stiffness,…

    • 621 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 26